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- Pre-hospital Care.
- Hospital and Acute Care.
- Alternative Care Sites.
- Palliative Care.
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The guide really is an outgrowth of AHRQ's earlier altered standards document and builds and expands on the guidance offered in that document. While the altered standards document was helpful in identifying issues we needed to consider as we went about our planning efforts, the mass casualty planning guide looked at issues and challenges in mass casualty response and preparedness issues across the spectrum of health care settings and provides recommendations for planners specific to each area.
Each chapter identifies planning challenges/opportunities, offers information about tools that planners can utilize to overcome some of these challenges, and offers suggestions on how States might approach dealing with these issues in their planning processes.
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